Fashion-Show of Ukrainian Designers within “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain”
On September 10 Kyiv museum “Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine” hosted the presentation of a large-scale cultural festival “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain”. Charity foundation FIRTASH FOUNDATION became the initiator and the organizer of the project which was financed by Group DF international group of companies.
The project was presented by the Head of FIRTASH FOUNDATION Lada Firtash, the Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society Lord Risby, the Counsellor of the President of Ukraine Yuriy Bogutskiy and the Managing Director of Group DF Borys Krasnyanskiy. The British Ambassador to Ukraine Simon Smith also visited the presentation. The curators of the Project Iryna Danylevska, Oleg Skrypka and Ihor Abramovich told about its key events.
The Head of Ukrainian Fashion Week Iryna Danylevska told about the fashion shows which will be held within “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain”.
For the first time ever London will see Ukrainian fashion so close. On October 18 The Royal Court of Justice (London) will host the fashion show of the most renowned Ukrainian designers - Liliya Poustovit, Lilia Litkovska, Bibi Bevza, and designer duo KAMENSKAKONONOVA.
Each of the mentioned designers has repeatedly proven her leadership in the country, as well as demonstrated the high level of Ukrainian fashion representing Ukraine at international fashion events. Each of them was a holder of the highest award of Ukrainian fashion community - Best Fashion Awards. The thing is that each of the four “fashion capitals” has its own reputation. London is renowned to be the most creative city. London Fashion Week is believed to be a place of experiments, a place of crazy ideas. As for me, getting to London with fragments of their new collections Ukrainian designers will receive the most grateful and advanced audience.
The location for the show of Ukrainian designers – Royal Courts of Justice – was chosen impeccably. The official opening of the Royal Courts of Justice was held on December 4 1882 with the presence of her Majesty King Victoria. It is very symbolic to get this location, as London Fashion Week catwalk shows are also held there.
I hope so much that The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain will have success. Such events most often give the stimulus to new stage of development”. Iryna Danylevska.
As for the project itself, the Festival is called to present a European Ukraine to the British, to show Ukraine as a country with immeasurable opportunities and a rich history.
“Our ambition is to open Ukraine to the Europeans showing it as a spiritual country with a rich cultural heritage as well as high creative and intellectual potential. The guests and the dwellers of London will see the most talented Ukrainian musicians, artists and designers within the festival. The project’s logo is the key, and this is rather symbolic, as “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain” project is supposed to open Ukraine for the British”. Lada Firtash, the Head of FIRTASH FOUNDATION, the Head of “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain” Organizing Committee.
The organizers of “The Days of Ukraine in Great Britain” project underlined that they would do their best to make this festival annual.